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USE Efficiency Final Conference
Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The USE Efficiency Final Conference took place on January 12 and 13 at the Central European University.

The conference was co-organized by the Regional Environmental Center and the Central European University, together with more than 10 universities across Europe, the European Commission and representatives of important international media.

The USE Efficiency project was funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (EACI - Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) with the aim of improving energy efficiency in tertiary buildings and establishing training programmes for university students. The project benefited from a very powerful exchange of experience and know-how through the participation of many universities and students from different parts of Europe.

The core of the USE Efficiency project was the Summer School 2011, during which more than 100 students from 15 different nationalities shared their knowledge and collaborated in working groups to develop projects for transforming existing buildings into low-energy buildings.  The summer school resulted in a new, unique multiethnic sharing experience around sustainability issues for university students from Europe. Some of the Summer School participants were able to share their experiences at the Budapest conference.

The final Use Efficiency conference in Budapest provided a perfect opportunity to think about new actions and synergies for the future. Discussions focused on possible new partnerships, involving market players, universities and local authorities. The conference also allowed new actors to learn more about the achievements of USE Efficiency and their impact on the European educational system.




January 12 presentations - First Part (Zip file, 38 MB)

January 12 presentations - Second Part (Zip file, 36 MB)

January 13 presentations (Zip file, 53 MB)